The economy appears to be in somewhat better shape now, but that hasn’t diminished expectations from the Narendra Modi government. In an interview with Lola Nayar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union minister of state for commerce, industry, finance and corporate affairs, outlines the NDA’s roadmap for economic revival. Excerpts:
The tenure of the UPA government was marked by economic scams of all sorts. What are you doing to ensure your government doesn’t go down the same path?
I am not going to even relate to the scandals of the previous government. Our government has come out clearly on how we are taking our decisions and how transparent the whole process is. Oh my God, I wouldn’t even relate to or compare ourselves with them. We are not them. The way we campaigned and said very clearly ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ itself tells you that the culture which prevailed earlier will not be the culture of this government.
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